Neil V.

Trusts & Estates
Estate Litigation


New York City & Uniondale

T: 516-227-0733

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About Neil

Neil V. Carbone practices in all three areas related to Trusts and Estates – planning, administration and litigation.

Neil handles sophisticated estate planning and administration. His practice includes planning for high net worth individuals and families, preparation of wills and trust agreements, administration of estates and trusts, and representation of clients before federal and state taxing authorities. Neil’s clients include trust companies, banks, foundations, other institutions, and individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

In addition, Neil maintains a robust litigation practice. With experience at both the trial and appellate levels, Neil has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of litigated estate and trust matters, including will and trust contests, contested fiduciary accountings and fiduciary surcharge and removal proceedings. Neil has also achieved favorable results for clients in proceedings for the turnover of property to and from estates, proceedings involving claims against estates, proceedings to construe and/or reform wills and trusts, disputes related to the spousal right of election and a variety of other contested proceedings.

Neil appears regularly before the Surrogate’s Courts and appears before other courts throughout New York and the United States Tax Court.

Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Neil was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. He was previously a Senior Court Attorney at the New York Court of Appeals.

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  • St. John’s University
  • St. John’s University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of New York
  • US Tax Court

Affiliations & Appointments

  • American Bar Association, Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Trusts and Estates Section; Chair, Estate Litigation Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Elder Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Trial Lawyers Section
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on Trusts, Estates & Surrogate’s Courts
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member, Surrogate’s Court Estates & Trusts Committee
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September 27, 2021

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Douglas and other attorneys spoke to Law360 Pulse about the enforceability of Cuomo’s $1 million trust in general terms without…

September 24, 2021

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Over the next 30 years, Americans will transfer trillions in wealth from one generation to the next. The median inheritance…

September 14, 2021

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Press Releases

17 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Leading Lawyers by Best Lawyers

Farrell Fritz congratulates 12 attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2022.…

August 19, 2021

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Four Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized in Chambers 2021 High Net Worth Rankings

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Estate Litigation partners John (Jack) J. Barnosky, Neil V. Carbone, John R. Morken,…

August 10, 2021

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Neil V. Carbone Joins Farrell Fritz’s Trusts & Estates and Estate Litigation Departments as Partner

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Neil V. Carbone as a partner in the trusts & estates and estate litigation…

June 23, 2021

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Best Lawyers

New York Metro – Trusts and Estates, 2020-2021

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AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Leaders List, 2016-2021

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NYSBA Empire State Counsel

Pro Bono Recognition

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Legal Services for New York City

Pro Bono Recognition

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Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman

Pro Bono Service Award

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Chambers and Partners

Private Wealth Disputes – New York